Adding perennials to your garden enables you to create stunning shows throughout the seasons. There is an almost endless supply of form and colour to choose from and one for almost every situation.

Plant your perennials in autumn and spring to give them time to settle in to the garden before the extremes of summer and winter. Water them in well and keep the water up to them until they establish. As they settle in they will become less needy and you can just relax and enjoy them.

Aquilegia

Aquilegias are totally charming. Their soft foliage and beguiling blooms lend perfectly to cottage garden styling. They will even grow in containers so you can move them where you need a pop of colour. Their delicate beauty belies their tough nature, Aquilegia are surprisingly easy care.

Aquilegia are the perfect complement to spring flowering bulbs. The soft, fern like foliage of Aquilegias grows into its full, fabulous self just as that of the spring flowering bulbs begins to fade.

Tuberous Begonias

Tuberous Begonias come in a dazzling array of colours. The flowers are real attention getters. The blooms are large and semi double to fully double. The petals are soft and seem to glitter in the sunlight. Blooms are up to 10cm across.

Tuberous Begonias have a reputation of being difficult. But once you learn a few tricks of the trade so to speak they are rewarding and not at all challenging to grow.

Japanese Iris

The sublime elegance of Japanese Iris brings an almost magical tranquillity to the garden. The colour combinations are definitely exotic and create a magnificent display.

Traditionally they were grown on the margins of reflecting pools so that their beauty was amplified. In more rural areas, they were grown on the sides of the rice paddies which were flooded for part of the year. It's this pattern of moisture during the growing period and relative dryness during the dormancy which provides the ideal growing conditions for these magnificent Iris. However, they are versatile and can easily be grown in almost any garden setting, provided you water them regularly, feed them generously and plant them in full sun.

Agastache

Agastache plants are becoming more and more popular with Australian gardeners. They are being recognising their durability and floriferous nature.

Agastache have fragrant foliage and masses of flowers in a range of bright shades. They work well in garden beds and cope well in dry, sunny spots.

Hollyhocks

Hollyhock have rounded, lobed leaves that grow all along the strong stems. Hollyhock are long blooming biennial plants that will set seed for future generations (non invasive).

Verbascums

Verbascum are a real garden showpiece. The show doesn't end there though, the blooms are followed by handsome seed pods that mature to a handsome red black shade. The blooms can be picked for indoor display.

Perennial Petunias

Perennial Petunias are perfect for adding a bright pop of colour to gardens, pots and hanging baskets. These new varieties have been carefully selected for their mounding habit and flowering prowess.

Perennial Petunias can be easily used as colourful garden fillers and don’t need a lot of care.

Marguerite Daisies

Marguerite Daisies are garden classics. They flower and flower and flower and flower and flower! In fact they are in flower nearly all year, especially in warmer climes. They are useful for adding low maintenance colour in sunny spots.

Marguerite Daisies form neat mounds of fine, evergreen foliage. The main flush of flowers is spring and summer with spot flowering the rest of the year. The blooms are perfect for picking and will easily last a week or two in a vase.

Others

Adding perennials to your garden enables you to create stunning shows throughout the seasons. There is an almost endless supply of form and colour to choose from and one for almost every situation.

Plant your perennials in autumn and spring to give them time to settle in to the garden before the extremes of summer and winter. Water them in well and keep the water up to them until they establish. As they settle in they will become less needy and you can just relax and enjoy them.

Garvinea Gerberas

Bred for gardens, Garvinea Gerberas will flower most of the year, they are cold hardy and have superior disease resistance. From each plant you will enjoy around a hundred blooms in a season! In short, Garvinea Gerberas leave the old fashioned varieties for dead!

Hellebore Winter Roses

In the midst of winter, the timeless beauty of the Hellebore or Winter Rose comes into its own. With the gorgeous flowers in an amazing array of colours from opalescent white to rich burgundy, they are sure to brighten the dull days of winter.

These Winter Roses hold their flowers for many weeks, and with their lush foliage they make a winning combination in any shady spot. Plant your Hellebore Winter Roses beneath deciduous trees for a picture-perfect effect.

Aquilegia Swan Series

Aquilegia Swan Series have been selectively bred for larger, more prolific flowers. The flowers are made even more special as they are upward to outward facing, unlike many Aquilegia that hang shyly hang their heads. Swan Series Aquilegia will flower well with out the need for really cold weather, so they can be grown in warmer climes where others would fail.

Oenothera

Oenothera are commonly known as Evening Primrose, though these varieties flower during the daylight hours. They don’t need a lot of care and will thrive even in moderately fertile soils. The flowers don’t last long but they open in succession for many weeks and there are plenty of them.

Sedum

Sedums are one of those wonderful plants that you can plant once and enjoy for years, one and done as they say. Sedums are versatile, dry tolerant, low maintenance plants. They look fabulous as ground covers, for garden edging, low growing fillers, as part of your beds or in containers. Try a variety planted together in a pot for a spiller, thriller combination.

Perennial Petchoa

SuperCal Petchoas are a cross between Petunias and Calibrachoas. The plants combine the best of both worlds, using the garden toughness of Petunias and the flower power and colours of Calibrachoa. SuperCal Petchoas are fabulous in all kinds of weather and climates. They will bring you years of terrific value.

Osteospermums

Arum Lilies

Arum Lilies are wonderful garden plants. They thrive in garden soils as well as by ponds. They produce a multitude of blooms which are fabulous for picking too. The lush foliage lends well to both tropical and modern styles and isn’t out of place in a cottage garden.